Zaindi Choltaev

Zaindi Choltaev, a Chechen political analyst, served in the 1990s as deputy foreign minister and Chairman of the Administration in the Provisional State Council of Chechnya’s separatist government. He spent the academic year 2002 to 2003 in Washington as the visiting Galina Starovoitova Fellow at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies.

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Articles by Zaindi Choltaev

AFTER THE TRAGEDY

Since the tragic events in Beslan, much has changed in Russia. At first there was shock. The authorities seemed disoriented; instead of working effectively to rescue the hostages, they issued

SURKOV AND THE SEARCH FOR ENEMIES

An interview with Vladislav Surkov, President Putin's deputy chief of staff, published by Komsomolskaya pravda on October 1 provides a glimpse of the dark new political climate now facing Russia.

The Failure Of “chechenization”

The explosion in Grozny on May 9, 2004 threw the Russian leadership into disarray. The death of Akhmad Kadyrov, as well as the drastic deterioration of the security situation in

The Failure Of “chechenization”

The explosion in Grozny on May 9, 2004 threw the Russian leadership into disarray. The death of Akhmad Kadyrov, as well as the drastic deterioration of the security situation in

SURKOV AND THE SEARCH FOR ENEMIES

An interview with Vladislav Surkov, President Putin's deputy chief of staff, published by Komsomolskaya pravda on October 1 provides a glimpse of the dark new political climate now facing Russia.

AFTER THE TRAGEDY

Since the tragic events in Beslan, much has changed in Russia. At first there was shock. The authorities seemed disoriented; instead of working effectively to rescue the hostages, they issued